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SAUDIA Enhances 787 and 777 Fleets With a Suite of Boeing Services

At the Dubai Airshow on Monday, Boeing and SAUDIA announced that the airline has selected Boeing’s advanced digital analytics tools to improve maintenance operations and on-time performance of their 787 Dreamliner and 777 fleets.

SAUDIA Boeing 777 - Courtesy SAUDIA/PRNewswire

On Monday (November 15, 2021), Boeing announced from the Dubai Airshow that SAUDIA has selected a suite of services to improve the operational efficiency of their 787 Dreamliner and 777 fleets through digital analytics, and the modification of 777 cabin interiors. SAUDIA will utilize Boeing’s Optimized Maintenance Program (OMP), which utilizes advanced data analytics to provide detailed insight for improved maintenance operations. The carrier will also use Boeing’s Airplane Health Management (AHM) digital solution which applies predictive maintenance analytics and diagnostic tools to improve the speed and quality of maintenance decisions, resulting in better on-time performance. This suite of services will be combined with Boeing’s OEM engineering and consulting expertise.

In today’s announcement, SAUDIA’s CEO, Captain Ibrahim S. Koshy, said,

“As ever, SAUDIA is continuously focused on operational efficiency, optimal fleet utilization, and deployment. We see our continued alliance with Boeing and these essential services as an enabler that will help to drive our progress toward this vision.”

Boeing Global Services’ President and CEO, Ted Colbert, added,

“Our Boeing consulting teams have partnered closely with SAUDIA for many years to find new opportunities to reduce costs and enhance operational efficiency. We are delighted to continue this partnership by applying our advanced digital solutions. Similarly, SAUDIA will be able to rely on our 777 interiors engineering expertise throughout the course of their fleet reconfiguration plans.”

Boeing (NYSE:BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading supplier of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, as well as global services. The aerospace giant tops the list of the largest U.S. exporters, providing a significant positive impact to America’s annual GDP. Boeing supports government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employs more than 160,000 team members worldwide. As Boeing continues to deliver for customers, they are committed to their legacy of aerospace leadership in technology and innovation and living the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

Established in 1945, Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and one of the largest airlines in the Middle East. In recent years the carrier has invested heavily in their fleet of 144 narrow and widebody aircraft, and now operates one of the world’s youngest fleets with an average aircraft age of five years. Currently, SAUDIA operates a network that includes 95 destinations across four continents, including service to all 28 domestic airports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Source(s): Boeing, SAUDIA


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